Marker for disease resistance to benefit salmon breeding

Marker for disease resistance to benefit salmon breeding

FARMED Atlantic salmon production could be boosted by the discovery of a genetic marker associated with resistance to a potentially devastating virus.

Scientists in the U.K. noted that their research into pancreas disease, caused by a salmonid alphavirus, will help salmon breeders select fish with greater resilience to this infection. Their goal is to reduce losses and improve standards of welfare in the salmon farming industry.

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